Picturesque view towards the front of the property
Warm and cosy living room
Curl up on the sofa infront of the warm fire
Large open plan kitchen/ dining room
Gather round for tea
Perfect to socialise whilst preparing the evening meal
Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
Elegant double bedroom
Rest in the beautiful double sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
Warm and inviting twin bedroom
Traditional courtyard perfect for relaxing in on an evening
Courtyard to sit and unwind
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3 / 17  Curl up on the sofa infront of the warm fire
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8 / 17  Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
9 / 17  Elegant double bedroom
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11 / 17  Rest in the beautiful double sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
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14 / 17  Warm and inviting twin bedroom
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16 / 17  Traditional courtyard perfect for relaxing in on an evening
17 / 17  Courtyard to sit and unwind

Finch Cottage - Osmington

Osmington, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relaxing dog friendly base for families and friends with warm, tasteful decor throughout and a wood burner for winter ambience
  • An ideal base for walkers and cyclists who wish to explore the footpaths and trails of the Dorset coast and countryside
  • Set in Osmington village, near farm shop and pub other amenities just 5 miles away in Weymouth
Property code: DC053

This former village bakery is an ideal retreat only 4.5 miles from Weymouth town centre, boasting direct access to fabulous coastal and countryside walking opportunities.

This former village bakery has been lovingly turned into a beautiful property close to some of the best coastal and inland walks that Dorset’s Jurassic Coast has to offer. With enough space for six, plus a dog, this property is perfect for a family or group of friends looking to ditch the car; the local farm shop with tea rooms is within 200 metres of the property and the coast is less than 1 mile on foot.

Entering under the flowered arbour over the front door, you’ll discover characterful accommodation with modern touches. The pretty sitting room has a feature window seat and a wonderful stone fireplace housing the wood burner. The kitchen has a cheerful feel and even has a sofa and TV, ideal for social cooking time before you all gather around the farmhouse dining table. One of the property’s two bathrooms is also downstairs. The first floor is reached up steep narrow tread stairs and is where the three bedrooms can be found: two doubles (one with a sleigh bed) and a twin room. A second bathroom ensures there’s no need to queue in the morning. Outside, a gravelled courtyard garden with a BBQ is perfect for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. On street parking is available outside the property.

Weymouth is 5 miles west and has a host of different activities for the whole family, plus a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Don’t miss the Nothe Fort; a Victorian fort housing memorabilia from World War II. Heading east, the dramatic limestone arch Durdle Door is 9.5 miles away by road, or 7.5 miles on the South West Coast Path – well-worth the effort for the stunning views.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs with walk-in shower, WC; 1 upstairs with bath with overhead shower, WC
  • Oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 1 dog welcome upon arrangement
  • Utility room
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, Hi-Fi
  • Games and books provided
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • On street parking
  • Shop/cafe 200 metres
  • Pub 1.3 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 15th February 2020

Comfortable cottage with great kitchen diner & cosy lounge - utility room hidden at back. V quiet village. small farm shop/coffee shop less than 5 mins walk. Co op short drive. larger supermarkets nr Weymouth. Good location to visit CorfeCastle, Monkeyworld, Swanage, Lulworth Cove (Castle not open in winter). Only downsides: tiled floor downstairs Read morev cold underfoot, double bed in front bedroom v creaky, back door key v tricky but apart from that great property Hide

Reviewed by Hebe 29th December 2019

The property was warm, clean and well equipped with parking for two cars. My friend and I really enjoyed the cottage and were very comfortable for our whole stay. There is plenty of space to work or relax and in warmer weather, the little garden looks a lovely private space to sit in. The area and the cottage are picturesque and in terms of locatioRead moren, it is very convenient for the coast and surrounding towns. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 19th October 2019

Lovely cottage, had everything we needed, well equipped and the utility room was a real plus too. Great location for the sea, coastal paths and walking on the hills all from the front door, no need to get into the car. Craigs farm shop and cafe is walking distance and has great local produce. We had a great holiday exploring a stunning part of DorsRead moreet. Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 12th October 2019

Very comfortable. Good location for walking.

Reviewed by Charles 24th August 2019

We stayed at Finch cottage with a family of five and it was perfect for a week in Dorset. The beach was only a 10 minute walk and the cottage is very well positioned for exploring the area. The cottage itself is very comfortable with a well fitted out kitchen comfortable dining and sitting rooms and all mod cons. The bath and shower rooms were cleaRead moren, well appointed with plenty of hot water. We had a lovely time exploring the Jurassic coast. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs F Inns 6th November 2018

A wonderful weekend break in this cosy, clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage. The surrounding walks were fantastic for us and our dog and we definitely hope to return. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mr G Bracke 27th September 2018

The cottage was beautiful and very well equiped. The only remark we have is that the matress on both the double beds werent very comfortable. The house was very clean.

Reviewed by Mrs E Tetlow 26th September 2018

Another lovely stay, the cottage was toasty warm and welcoming and spotlessly clean.

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Picturesque view towards the front of the property
Warm and cosy living room
Curl up on the sofa infront of the warm fire
Large open plan kitchen/ dining room
Gather round for tea
Perfect to socialise whilst preparing the evening meal
Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
Elegant double bedroom
Rest in the beautiful double sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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